Burnham: Grandad threatens to move home to avoid planes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Burnham: Grandad threatens to move home to avoid planes Burnham: Grandad threatens to move home to avoid planes

A grandad is considering moving from his home in Burnham after aeroplanes above his road have made living there unbearable.

The 78-year-old Pippins Road resident, who asked not to be named, voiced his annoyance of noise and lack of privacy at Thursday’s Burnham Town Council meeting.

He claimed planes from Southend airport go over his house constantly every day, often much lower than the required height.

He said: “All the planes seem to congregate over my house, they often go by every 10 minutes.

“It does affect my quality of life.

“We have been here 28 years or so and never wanted to move but now I feel like it might have to happen.

“My wife gets woken up in the morning and the planes sometimes come so low it affects our privacy.

“People can look out the window right into our garden.”

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6:13pm Sun 2 Dec 12

El Presendente says...

I think that the term 'unbearable' is a gross exaggeration, also (quote) 'He claimed planes from Southend airport go over his house constantly every day.'

Since Southend was developed earlier in the Summer, there seems to be very little in the way of domestic traffic, certainly no more than a dozen flights per day, that's hardly (quote) 'every 10mintues'.

Flights do appear to be in succession usually consisting of 2-3 planes over a 20min period in the morning around 9am, then again (not always) lunchtime, early evening and lastly around 10pm at night. These modern short-haul planes are far quieter than a traditional long haul aeroplane.

This weekend so far there have been no flights over Burnham into Southend, that's hardly an annoyance or an invasion of privacy. In fact it's a luxury!!! Take it from someone who moved from London to Burnham in order escape the noise of International planes like 747's going into Heathrow every 90 seconds from 6am till Midnight seven days a week, 365 days a year.
I think that the term 'unbearable' is a gross exaggeration, also (quote) 'He claimed planes from Southend airport go over his house constantly every day.' Since Southend was developed earlier in the Summer, there seems to be very little in the way of domestic traffic, certainly no more than a dozen flights per day, that's hardly (quote) 'every 10mintues'. Flights do appear to be in succession usually consisting of 2-3 planes over a 20min period in the morning around 9am, then again (not always) lunchtime, early evening and lastly around 10pm at night. These modern short-haul planes are far quieter than a traditional long haul aeroplane. This weekend so far there have been no flights over Burnham into Southend, that's hardly an annoyance or an invasion of privacy. In fact it's a luxury!!! Take it from someone who moved from London to Burnham in order escape the noise of International planes like 747's going into Heathrow every 90 seconds from 6am till Midnight seven days a week, 365 days a year. El Presendente
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6:15pm Sun 2 Dec 12

El Presendente says...

I think that the term 'unbearable' is a gross exaggeration, also (quote) 'He claimed planes from Southend airport go over his house constantly every day.'

Since Southend was developed earlier in the Summer, there seems to be very little in the way of domestic traffic, certainly no more than a dozen flights per day, that's hardly (quote) 'every 10mintues'.

Flights do appear to be in succession usually consisting of 2-3 planes over a 20min period in the morning around 9am, then again (not always) lunchtime, early evening and lastly around 10pm at night. These modern short-haul planes are far quieter than a traditional long haul aeroplane.

This weekend so far there have been no flights over Burnham into Southend, that's hardly an annoyance or an invasion of privacy. In fact it's a luxury!!! Take it from someone who moved from London to Burnham in order escape the noise of International planes like 747's going into Heathrow every 90 seconds from 6am till Midnight seven days a week, 365 days a year.
I think that the term 'unbearable' is a gross exaggeration, also (quote) 'He claimed planes from Southend airport go over his house constantly every day.' Since Southend was developed earlier in the Summer, there seems to be very little in the way of domestic traffic, certainly no more than a dozen flights per day, that's hardly (quote) 'every 10mintues'. Flights do appear to be in succession usually consisting of 2-3 planes over a 20min period in the morning around 9am, then again (not always) lunchtime, early evening and lastly around 10pm at night. These modern short-haul planes are far quieter than a traditional long haul aeroplane. This weekend so far there have been no flights over Burnham into Southend, that's hardly an annoyance or an invasion of privacy. In fact it's a luxury!!! Take it from someone who moved from London to Burnham in order escape the noise of International planes like 747's going into Heathrow every 90 seconds from 6am till Midnight seven days a week, 365 days a year. El Presendente
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